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General Discussion / Re: Insects are the scum of the earth.
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:45:31 pm »
Fortunately, I have very limited experience with roaches – except for maybe once when I was working in a basement lab in Indiana.  I guess I've usually been too far north for them.

I did live in an apartment with a mouse once, though.  That was alarming.  I probably could have lived in denial if I hadn't left out some cookies with particularly noisy packaging once.  ("Oh, I probably hit that piece of candy with my keyboard at some point!  That's not a bite mark at all!")

Some day I'd really like to try Great Greed, which is probably worth mentioning here as there really weren't that many GB-exclusive RPGs to begin with.

General Discussion / Re: Insects are the scum of the earth.
« on: June 26, 2016, 01:09:55 am »
There are few things left in the world that I find deserve the same unrelenting hatred as silverfish.  Nasty, ugly, squirmy little things.  You can't even squish them properly.  But they are a step up from house centipedes.  Gaaaah.  You can spout off all you want about how they're good and eat other pests but HELL if I want those bastards crawling around.

Fortunately I live in the upper floors of an apartment building these days and my only concern are these tiny, tiny grubs I find in my carpet on occasion.  I'm not even sure what they are, exactly – they're only a few millimeters long, striped, and don't even seem to move very much; they're even pretty easy to mistake for bits of lint.  I guess they could be carpet beetle larvae?  The only beetles I've seen – usually even smaller than the larvae – are usually dead.  In my limited research the only thing I've determined is that regular vacuuming is a good way to keep them down.

I've also had flour beetles, which might be related, but whenever I find them, they're usually also dead.  Way better than silverfish any day.

Newcomer's Board / Re: LGBT ROM Hacks
« on: June 24, 2016, 11:32:26 pm »
I'm doing a service to my community, (of which you clearly are not a part of) and you're not in any position to question that.
I'm thinking of the genderswapped Zelda hack and the genderswapped DK hack, which both apparently got goodly amounts of press and many people solemnly nodding in agreement that this was all very progressive and a very good idea and so on.

...It's just that I kind of doubt that translated into significant numbers of people actually downloading and applying the relevant patches and playing the result for more than five minutes.

Newcomer's Board / Re: LGBT ROM Hacks
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:26:16 pm »
Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-man very clearly have a sexual preference. as does Mario, Link, and maybe Mega Man. We... we don't know.
Well, just because Mario and Link are rescuing women doesn't necessarily mean it's some kind of sexual thing, does it?  It's actually slightly disturbing to contemplate.

It raises the question: could sex be removed from such games entirely?  Does whatever necessary narrative suspense depend that heavily on the notion of a hero acting out of love?

Like I said, once someone figures out how some of the story text is stored, it should be easy to extract all of the rest of the story text.

And without knowing how the story text is stored, how can you expect to proceed from here..?

General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:23:56 am »
Well, golly gosh.  And a 72% voter turnout too.

Still, with only a 2% margin, one would expect this to be the start of heavy negotiations rather than a complete exit.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Game Help Thread
« on: June 22, 2016, 08:16:20 pm »
Thanks.  Guess I should expect to see it soon, then.

Don't forget to make an off-site backup somewhere!

Not much call for digital TCG games back on the old GB.  The closest you're likely to get is SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters for NGPC and its sequel. (Apparently they messed with the mechanics in the DS version, making it crap.)

It's getting panned pretty severely.  It's almost as if Capcom might have known what they were doing when they passed this up.  At this rate it will be available at a discount soon enough.

One can only hope that definitely-not-Castlevania will fare better.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Game Help Thread
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:57:20 pm »
Ahh, Torment!  I have been avoiding spoilers for the last fifteen years.  I should get around to playing that soon.

Can I ask a question about Animal Crossing: New Leaf?  I'm just one bug short of a complete encyclopedia.  It's in the top row, between the Giant Stag and the Hercules Beetle Horned Elephant.  I thought it might be a cockroach, but apparently those don't appear in the wild in ACNL, so I have no idea exactly what it could be.  Do I have to do anything special to make it appear?  Is it just a matter of time?  Should I expect to only find it on Tortimer Island, or is it more likely to appear in my village?

Programming / Re: Question about how NES hackers do ASM
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:27:59 am »
Does anyone use Brian Provinciano's NESHLA, or is that only useful when coding something from scratch?

Which makes sense, sort of, since they're 8x16 and the in-game font is 16x16.
To be clear, the font pictured above appears to be the same font used in the tutorial (though the tutorial may very well use a different, compressed copy of the same font).

General Discussion / Re: FUCKED UP WINDOWS 7 UPDATE! >:(
« on: June 20, 2016, 10:06:58 pm »
There are many distros... which one?
Doesn't pretty much every major distro rely on some online package manager/update system?

If you have a problem with any of the code on the software (e.g. updating)...  you can disable the updating yourself.
Oh, sure, and since it's open source, you can just rewrite the code.  :P

In addition, Ubuntu is a Linux based operating system that doesn't have annoying updates. Updates exist to fix security holes for example and are very important.
Are you saying the updates for Windows aren't for fixing security holes and aren't very important?

I will readily admit that Linux at least doesn't require system restarts and such forth when it installs its various updates.

...Are you transcribing all this stuff directly?

I guess that's nice, but presumably, if someone can figure out how the text is stored in the ROM to the extent that a new English script can be inserted, it should be easy enough to extract the script as-is.

General Discussion / Re: FUCKED UP WINDOWS 7 UPDATE! >:(
« on: June 20, 2016, 06:01:36 pm »
Do what Thartan said he's going to do in a different thread, use a Linux distro... It's all free!
Hoo boy.  Linux is probably even worse with updates than Windows is.

General Discussion / Re: FUCKED UP WINDOWS 7 UPDATE! >:(
« on: June 20, 2016, 12:56:52 am »
I was having a bit of trouble with Windows Update recently too.  I think I used Disk Cleanup to remove leftover Windows Update files, and I used some other command whose name escapes me to verify the system files.  It still took a while, but it did finish eventually.

I suspect it's the .NET updates that are to blame.  As a last-ditch effort you can try uninstalling all versions of .NET.

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:46:40 pm »
If you're enthusiastic about reviewing, perhaps you'd be interested in uploading some of the other little patches floating around out there?  I found these a long time ago:

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